Signature Pureocean Restaurant Reopens at Divi Little Bay Beach Resort on St. Maarten

Refreshed pureocean Restaurant at Divi Little Bay Beach Resort on St. Maarten now features new furniture, modern décor and a completely revamped menu!

A culinary staple on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten has just reopened to the public. Divi Little Bay Beach Resort’s signature pureocean Restaurant, led by the resort’s new Executive Chef Octavio Verhelst, features a new, modern look with sleek furniture and décor, expanded indoor seating and completely revamped menus full of mouthwatering classics and tasty island favorites.

The restaurant offers the best of both worlds, with an air-conditioned indoor experience or fabulous al fresco dining on the outdoor terrace.

Open daily for breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., pureocean continues to offer its satisfying breakfast buffet ($18.95 pp for adults | $9.95 pp for kids 4-12) with an omelet station and plenty of fresh hot and cold dishes. Or guests can start their day with pureocean’s decedent à la carte menu featuring Double Chocolate French Toast, Passion Fruit Pancakes, Johnny Cakes and more!

Dinner (regular menu and theme nights) is served from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. (closed on Tuesdays), and features a great selection of appetizers, pastas and specials to be enjoyed with a wonderful bottle of wine from the restaurant’s impeccable wine selection. Feast on Eggplant Rollantini, L’Escargot Burgundy, daily Risotto specials, Osso Buco and Pork Saltimbocca, and finish your dining experience with a traditional Tiramisu or Double Molten Chocolate Cake. This gourmet experience also includes stunning views of the azure sea and sensational St. Maarten sunsets.

Taking the helm of the restaurant is Curaçao native, Executive Chef Octavio Verhelst, the resort’s freshest face and newest addition to the food and beverage team, with more than 14 years of experience in the industry.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to become a culinary trendsetter on St. Maarten and help reclaim the island’s title as the ‘Culinary Capital of the Caribbean,” said Verhelst. “At pureocean, I want every guest to have a unique and memorable experience with each bite, so I’ve incorporated new elements into our menus to entice guests and satisfy the taste buds.”

In addition to completely refreshed menus, pureocean also offers theme nights throughout the week and festive holiday menus for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, including offerings for groups and events.

“From authentic lasagna to harissa blackened salmon, and even a kid’s menu, there’s something for everyone at pureocean, and we think locals and tourists alike are going to love the incredible new menus and fresh look and feel of the restaurant,” said Divi little Bay’s General Manager, Anne-Marie Brooks. “Plus, you really can’t beat those views! The restaurant’s large windows give you perfect, unobstructed views of Little Bay – it’s really spectacular.”

For reservation call 721-542-2333 ext. 3477, or check out the new menus, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s online at For information on holiday offerings for groups and events, contact Joan Samson at 721-542-2333 ext. 3535.

Divi Resorts Launches Brand New Website for Divi Dive Bonaire Just in Time for DEMA Show 2018

New Divi Dive Bonaire website features a modern look with easy access to dive information, deals, rates and more!

Divi Resorts is making a splash with the introduction of a brand new website for Divi Dive BonaireDivi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino’s on-site dive operation, launched just in time for the start of the 2018 DEMA (Dive Equipment & Marketing Association) Show. Featuring a modern look and feel, the new makes it easier than ever for guests to discover a unique underwater world and swim alongside brilliantly colored fish and exotic marine life.

“This is an exciting project we’ve been working on for a while and we’re thrilled to finally reveal the stunning new site at DEMA’s 2018 Show,” said Marco Galaverna, Divi Resorts President & COO. “Our goal was to make it clean and user-friendly, so guests can easily find all of the information and forms needed to book.”

The new site includes everything you need to know and more about diving including information on Divi Dive Bonaire’s services, staff, courses, special offers, rates, FAQs and so much more!

Plus, travelers searching for the next underwater adventure can still score exclusive deals with Divi Flamingo’s 2018-2019 monthly dive specials and year-round specials.

2018-2019 monthly dive specials include:


  • Book a 7-night Truck Dive or Shore Dive package and receive a free room upgrade and one themed buffet dinner at the resort.
  • Rates start as low as $939 per person with travel dates from November 1-30.


  • Book a 7-night, 2-tank boat dive package for the price of a 6-night, 2-tank boat dive package and enjoy complimentary nitrox.
  • Add an All-Inclusive plan and receive 7 nights for the price of 6 (only $600).
  • Rates start as low as $905 per person with travel dates from December 1-31.

Year-round dive specials include:

2-Tank Dive Boat Package – Starting at $1,070 per person

  • 7-Night Stay
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 11 Boat Dives
  • Unlimited Shore Diving
  • Round-Trip Airport Transfers
  • Wi-Fi

Unlimited Shore Diving Package – Starting at $897 per person*

  • 7-Night Stay
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Unlimited Shore Diving
  • Wi-Fi

Drive, Dive & Explore Package – Starting at $960 per person**

  • 7-Night Stay
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Unlimited Shore Diving
  • 4-Passenger Truck Rental
  • Wi-Fi

Divi Flamingo’s 2018-2019 monthly dive specials can be booked now through December 31, 2018 for travel through December 31, 2019. Divi Flamingo’s year-round dive specials can be booked at any time by visiting For individual reservations, please call 1-800-367-3484 (Toll-free US) or 1-919-419-3484 (International). For group reservations, please call 1-800-801-5550 or email

More information about Divi Dive Bonaire can be found online at

*Unlimited Shore Diving Package includes: 7-night stay at Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino in a standard room with 6 days of unlimited shore diving & daily breakfast. All rates are in US dollars and based on double occupancy. Taxes & service charges are included. Blackout dates may apply. The $25 Marine Park fee is not included.

**Truck rental at airport (gas & insurance not included). Based on availability.